Mulvaney, John

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    Derek John Mulvaney (Fig. 1) is an Australian archaeologist and is often referred to as the “Father of Australian Archaeology”. Mulvaney was born in 1925 in Yarram, Victoria, Australia, and spent most of his youth and teenage years in the regional Victorian towns of Yarram, Albert and Rainbow. He attended the Rainbow Higher Elementary School until he finished the tenth grade, when he moved closer to Melbourne with his family so that he could attend high school in Frankston. Once Mulvaney completed the 11th grade at Frankston High School, he registered as a student-teacher and worked at the Frankston Primary School for a brief period during 1942–1943.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Global Archaeology
    EditorsClaire Smith
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-44190-465-2, 9781441904652
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-0426-3, 9781441904263
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • John Mulvaney
    • Mulvaney, John
    • Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (AAA)
    • Golson, Jack
    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
    • Father of Australian Archaeology
    • Australian Archaeology
    • Australian Prehistory
    • Willandra Lakes Region
    • Kakadu
    • World Heritage List
    • indigenous Australians


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